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The Decline in Bicycle Riders Killed in Past 12 Months Continues

Road Deaths Toll Cyclists Killed

But fifty bicycle riders have died on our roads during the past 12 months, fifty too many. How many more families need to suffer before we take responsibility? Fifty cyclists, whilst a thankful decline of six less cyclists killed compared to my previous report on the 12 months to July 2014 it is still a 19.05% increase compared to the 12 months ended October 2014. Is this simply a reflection of more bicycle riders on the riding?

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LoGo P-38 Recumbent Bicycle Owner Review

A little while back I the opportunity arose to test ride a locally built LoGo P-38, a sort of clone or copy of a Lightning Cycle Dynamics P-38 recumbent bicycle. My “LoGo P-38″ as I call it, was built by Martin Arnold of LoGo Trikes fame. Given the cost of purchasing a “real” Lightning Cycles P-38 ex the USA is very expensive, even a frame is around US$2,200 + shipping + GST, the opportunity to purchase a locally built variant which rides well, was too good an opportunity to miss and so I now own my second recumbent, a LoGo P-38.

LoGo P-38 with Angletech Aerotrunk III

LoGo P-38 with Angletech Aerotrunk III

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Study Suggests Bicycle Riders Break Road Rules to Stay Safe

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The NSW Safer Cycling Study of 770 NSW transport bicycle riders has examined the riders behaviour in terms of the road rules during a one week period (as part of a 12 month study). The authors conclude that

for transport cyclists, coherence, directness, attractiveness, comfort and safety are important features of the transport network. In encouraging cycling as a mode of travel, policy makers and network planners should be aware that failure to address the needs of transport cyclists may encourage choices that involve road rule infringement.

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A Slight Decline in Cyclists Killed in past 12 months

Fifty six cyclists have died on our roads during the past 12 months. Families suffering the grief of lost ones. How many more families need to suffer before we take responsibility? Fifty six cyclists, whilst a thankful decline of two less cyclists killed compared to the 12 months to June 2014 is still a 43.6% increase compared to the 12 months ended July 2013.

Road Deaths Toll Cyclists Killed

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics publishes monthly, a summary report on road deaths in Australia. This issue is dated July 2014. The full summary report is available from my Dropbox.

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